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Understanding and Defending Against Russia's Malign and Subversive Information Efforts in Europe
This research was conducted in the International Security and Defense Policy Center of the RAND Nati ^ | Miriam Matthews, Alyssa Demus, Elina Treyger, Marek N. Posard, Hilary Reininger, Christopher Paul

Posted on 06/06/2022 4:53:29 PM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com

This research was conducted in the International Security and Defense Policy Center of the RAND National Defense Research Institute.:

As targets of information aggression, the United States and its European allies must protect themselves against the effects of psychological manipulation and influence. The authors describe apparent efforts by Russia and its agents to use information to shape Russia's operating environment, and they identify possible defensive approaches for United States European Command and its partners.

Research Questions:

1- What content is produced and disseminated by Russia and its agents?

2- How do Russia and its agents manipulate information?

3- What is the persuasive impact of Russia's malign or subversive information efforts?

4- What are the potential avenues for defending against Russia's malign or subversive information efforts?

KEY FINDINGS

I. Russia's information activities appear to be deployed in service of diverse political objectives

- Although Russia appears to have abandoned Soviet-era efforts to spread an ideology, it is still interested in popularizing its worldview and raising its esteem in the eyes of international audiences.

II. Russia and its agents may manipulate or completely falsify information as part of efforts to disseminate messages that align with Russian interests

- The information manipulation techniques that Russia and its agents appear to use range from completely manufacturing content to the misuse or misapplication of factual information.

III. The characteristics of Russian information efforts have the potential to influence audiences

- The targeted content that appears to be disseminated by Russia and its agents can affect selected audiences. Diverse audiences might have difficulty deliberately processing the deluge of fabricated and misleading information to which they are exposed, thereby increasing the potential that they will be affected by these efforts.

IV. Possible defense efforts can be conceptualized as addressing three parts of Russian malign or subversive information efforts: production, distribution, and consumption of content

- Current defensive practices that could be used to address Russia's malign or subversive information efforts would seek to reduce the volume of new false and misleading content, prevent the spread of existing false or misleading content, and promote consumer awareness of the information space.

** This report is part of the RAND Corporation Research report series. RAND reports present research findings and objective analysis that address the challenges facing the public and private sectors. All RAND reports undergo rigorous peer review to ensure high standards for research quality and objectivity.


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Document Details:

Copyright: RAND Corporation Availability: Available Print Format: Paperback Paperback Pages: 176 List Price: $34.00 Paperback Price: $27.20 Paperback ISBN/EAN: 1977403352 DOI: https://doi.org/10.7249/RR3160 Document Number: RR-3160-EUCOM Year: 2021 Series: Research Reports

1 posted on 06/06/2022 4:53:29 PM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

How many times you gonna post this crap?


2 posted on 06/06/2022 4:57:11 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Blessed are the peace makers.)
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To: Dogbert41

Also, name one of these things the US doesn’t do.


3 posted on 06/06/2022 4:58:20 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The firearms I own today, are the firearms I will die with. How I die will be up to them.)
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

Compared to what the Biden Crime Family, their Democrat-controlled media, and Big Tech do — Russia is a bastion of truth.

Is this report some part of the Biden “Disinformation Board” censorship project, where stating true facts like Biden stole the 2020 election are called “Russian disinformation” in order to censor all political dissent?


4 posted on 06/06/2022 4:58:25 PM PDT by CaptainCarrollton
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To: CaptainCarrollton

I read these kind of stories as:

“Shit, the russkies are publishing real data which makes ours’ look ridiculous, we need to push the story the russkies are some kind of svengali propagandists”.

Sure, CIA, the russkies lie. At least they don’t post video games as war footage.


5 posted on 06/06/2022 5:01:31 PM PDT by TonyinLA ( I don't have sufficient information to make an informed opinion said no lefty ever.)
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

We had plenty of consulting firms and noted individuals say Trump was, indeed, collaborating with the Russians, too.

These same media and consultants are saying there was nothing to see with Hunter Biden in Ukraine or on Russian faked sex videos.

All of the above was proven wrong, but these people are opining on this and we are to believe them?

I don’t think so.

Sure, there’s something, like with some entity in Russia donating a $100,000 to Trump’s and Hillary’s campaigns, but is it anything like the media ban on saying anything positive above Russia’s positioning? From what we’re being told, Russia is just about out of Ukraine, due to the superior capabilities of drafted citizens (without ammo, guns, or food).


6 posted on 06/06/2022 5:01:33 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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Oh, but the Left has assured us that Russia is about to be completely demolished, because just in time for "Pride Month" Zelensky has unleashed a new Ukrainian Army Gay Brigade with all homo members. They have a special Unicorn Patch to let everyone know that they're perverts.
7 posted on 06/06/2022 5:12:52 PM PDT by CaptainCarrollton
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To: CaptainCarrollton

No.
“Understanding and Defending Against Russia’s Malign and Subversive Information Efforts in Europe”
by Miriam Matthews, Alyssa Demus, et al. written/published BEFORE Biden elected: Oct 31, 2021

Hope this helps

Can be purchased

This research was conducted in the International Security and Defense Policy Center of the RAND National Defense Research Institute.

Copyright: RAND Corporation
Availability: Available
Print Format: Paperback
Paperback Pages: 176
List Price: $34.00
Paperback Price: $27.20
Paperback ISBN/EAN: 1977403352
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7249/RR3160
Document Number: RR-3160-EUCOM
Year: 2021
Series: Research Reports

https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR3160.html


8 posted on 06/06/2022 5:15:35 PM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com (et, so p )
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To: Dogbert41

It’s an interesting read.


9 posted on 06/06/2022 5:15:46 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Lazamataz

USA propaganda efforts are really crappy, actually.

It’s mainly just your media.

The kardasians being rich idiots are the most effective tool promoting capitalism ever. If morons like them can be rich, what a system!


10 posted on 06/06/2022 5:17:29 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

So it was published long after 2016 and the non-stop “Russian disinformation” BS that we’ve seen used by the Left and their Neo-Con soulmates every time they want to censor the truth?

So is your real name Nina Jankowicz? I ask because I cannot see where she would say anything different from what you post.

It’s all hatred for Orthodox Christian Russia and warning people not to look at any news sources other than those approved by The Party.


11 posted on 06/06/2022 5:23:07 PM PDT by CaptainCarrollton
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It’s all hatred for Orthodox Christian Russia

You mean the 'religion' that goes around blessing machine guns and nuclear missiles?





I personally don't hate the ROC as much as have contempt for it, way more than even the pederasts in the RCC. And they earned it!
12 posted on 06/06/2022 5:32:32 PM PDT by lump in the melting pot
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

You’re a total disgrace.


13 posted on 06/06/2022 5:33:12 PM PDT by Godebert
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

Pot calling the kettle black!

This is the height of Hypocrisy and Projection!


14 posted on 06/06/2022 5:34:48 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Jewbacca

Thank you, I appreciate your thoughtful response.

I feel sometimes folks react without reading or take time to ponder info.

I actually rec’d the comment “You c**k piece of shit traitor” in my freeper mail with a 2nd mailing follow-up from same freeper commenting “C U Next Tuesday.”

???

I don’t know if that is a threat, but I did work 10 years in the inner-city of Detroit. Sometimes, people are stressed & just have to strike out.


15 posted on 06/06/2022 5:36:53 PM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com (et, so p )
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To: lump in the melting pot

Yep, Russian Orthodox Priests pray for their troops and openly support the country that they live in.

That used to be the norm everywhere, but among “progressive” Christians it is treated as some sort of heresy. They prefer to stand at their pulpits in America and proclaim that they are “citizens of the world”.

My Orthodox Priest here in America has members who are in our US Armed Forces come to Church so that he can bless their weapons too. It is what the Orthodox Church does, we believe in patriotism instead of the “hate your own country to show how woke you are” crowd.

It’s something Orthodox have done since the time of St. Constantine the Great, when he was victorious over a much larger heathen army when God intervened and indeed under the Cross he conquered.

https://youtu.be/xzvem3bgeqQ


16 posted on 06/06/2022 5:39:47 PM PDT by CaptainCarrollton
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To: lump in the melting pot

17 posted on 06/06/2022 5:44:44 PM PDT by CaptainCarrollton
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To: CaptainCarrollton

Shouldn’t you be mourning Kutuzov today, katsap?


18 posted on 06/06/2022 5:48:34 PM PDT by lump in the melting pot
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To: lump in the melting pot
Have you been weeping over all of the Ukranian Nazis that the Russians recently annihilated?

Oh, I'm sorry. Does speaking the truth that the Ukraine has openly Nazi units serving in its' official military count as "Russian disinformation" because it embarrasses the Neo-Cons?

19 posted on 06/06/2022 6:00:36 PM PDT by CaptainCarrollton
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To: CaptainCarrollton; lump in the melting pot

I think the photos in post # 12 indeed are Russian soldiers with blessing by the Russian Orthodox priest NOT the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

However, I do not actually know if the Ukrainian Orthodox Church does bless weapons as well???


20 posted on 06/06/2022 6:08:52 PM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com (et, so p )
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